In order to help restore degraded bushland areas, the Natural Areas Team is involved in collecting seeds from local species growing in some of the City’s the natural areas.

The team authorised to collect seeds from a variety of different plant species in a diverse range of environments.

Some of the plant seedlings collected include the Marri tree (Corymbia calophylla), the Hairy Yellow Pea (Gompholobium tomentosum) and the Native Wisteria (Hardenbergia comptoniana).

The seeds from these plants are propagated with the assistance from specialised native nurseries and local volunteer groups. The seedlings are later planted back into similar locations to where they were collected to help restore degraded bushland areas. These plants help to maintain the genetic diversity of an area are uniquely adapted to their local environment.